End the FCC, begin innovation

I try not to fall for Declan’s grandstanding, but his piece on why the FCC should die is spot on.

What it means is returning to bottom-up law rather than the top-down process that has characterized telecommunications for the last 80 years.

Maybe it’s the programmer in me talking but I think the Internet and unlicensed wifi spectrum show that unregulated spaces produce the most innovation and create new markets for technology and information. In many ways, the FCC has spent the last few decades slowing technology progress and most recently is now in the censorship game, which doesn’t make any sense at all.